[pct-l] A Backpackers Best Friend....missing pictures

Mike Cunningham hikermiker at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 4 11:53:15 CST 2010

I have always found it best to carry a Powerbar in Bear Country. 
if it is cold when the bear chases you toss him the Powerbar & it will break all of his teeth. Problem Solved.
if it is hot when he chases you toss him the Powerbar.& his teeth will all be glued together. Problem Solved.
No sweat.

--- On Sun, 1/3/10, hiker97 at aol.com <hiker97 at aol.com> wrote:

From: hiker97 at aol.com <hiker97 at aol.com>
Subject: Re: [pct-l] A Backpackers Best Friend....missing pictures
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Date: Sunday, January 3, 2010, 10:32 AM

No problem.  I have been to Alaska many times and flown all over the place - summer and winter.  I always carried Super Glue to patch things up.  But I will admit it has been 25 years since I was up there.

If I found a grizzly around my campsite, I would wait until he was asleep, then I would glue one of the paws to a large rock.  Then I would yell loudly and run.  What a sight to see him try to follow me.  Bear baiting at its best.



-----Original Message-----
From: Reinhold Metzger <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
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Subject: A Backpackers Best Friend....missing pictures

Hi gang,
Here are the missing pictures to back up my claim that "duct tape",  not "hiker babes",  is a backpackers best friend.
Don't get me wrong, hiker babes come in  handy....but not nearly as handy as duct tape.
Besides, you sleep much better with a roll of duct tape in your sleeping bag....it gives you peace of mind and a certain sense of security.

JMT Reinhold
Your duct tape loving trail companion

Clair Cunningham wrote: 

> Read the story and look at the pictures!


> During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, 

> the chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane. 


> And a bear smelled it. The pictures show what he did to the plane. 


> The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 

> 3 cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. 


> He patched the plane together, and FLEW IT HOME! 

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